In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1trilladoa trite remark — una perogrullada coloquial
- You're saying that every idea expressed in the movie is utterly trite and pedestrian.
- Quibbling about definitions of freedom is a trite response to a serious issue.
- If only they had used biblical language at least it would have sounded less trite, hackneyed and cliched.
- Her questions were trite and her lack of contact with literature all too apparent.
- The trouble with clichés is that they are so often true, even if trite and overused.
- It seems almost trite to say it is a major disaster but it is difficult to find words to express the significance of this second attack.
- It manages to be about several things at once, without seeming confusing or trite.
- This may sound trite, but you cannot afford not to experience this four-day workshop.
- It is certainly not a quality that should be derided or dismissed as trite - it can be studied, and it can be learned.
- It's a trite and hackneyed old platitude - but sometimes, you do just have to stop and look at what's around you.
- The lyrics are trite and valuable ink has been wasted in printing them.
- Sadly the rest of the second half was trite to the point of boredom.
- This is more than the trite truism that there is a thin line between love and hate.
- You might say that this is a trite example, but that's a value judgement.
- The answers range from the dismissive and the trite to the droll and unexpectedly sincere.
- It makes me shiver to think that you could put such trite, sad lyrics to such an upbeat rhythm.
- They say that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat trite sayings.
- It may sound trite but we all must accept the cards that Providence deals to us.
- Yet much of what we call poetry consists of trite or false ideas in sublime language.
- Children need to be aware of the real world, not force-fed trite fairytales.
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